People of Fairfield, you are, for this one night, as stupid as it gets

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But this could have happened anywhere.

In Fairfield, the Police Department issued a statement on its Facebook page that numerous residents had called 911 to report the outage.

“We are receiving numerous 911 calls regarding the Cablevison outage. This is neither an emergency or a police-related concern. Please direct your inquiries to Cablevision. 911 should only be called for Life Threatening Emergencies ONLY. Incidents that are not of an emergency nature may be reported to theFairfield Police Department at (203) 254-4800. Misuse of the 911 system may result in an arrest,” the department’s post said.

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5 thoughts on “People of Fairfield, you are, for this one night, as stupid as it gets

  1. Lynne

    Wow.
    Talk about a feeling of entitlement!

    F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in his iconic novel, THE GREAT GATSBY, “Then rich are different from you and me…”. If losing cable access in Fairfield County means a dire emergency to those people, then (sadly) Fitzgerald was spot-on!

  2. John R. McCommas

    If this had happened in any non-Republican town Mr. Smarty Pants would not have mentioned it. Just sayin…

  3. Cynical Susan

    Of course that begs the question: would it have happened in a non-Republican town? (Possibly — but I have to ask.)

    In my town we don’t call the cops if cable goes out. We don’t call the cops if the power goes out either, unless there’s a dangerous situation.

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